This is how Earth and moon would look to alien spaceships
(Credit: Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET)
You could say NASA’s Juno is a bit of a sentimental spacecraft. When it took off for Jupiter, revving up its speed by 8,800 mph, it couldn’t help but grab some farewell shots of its home.
For a home movie filmed from 600,000 miles away, the footage may be grainy, but it’s also spectacular.
Earth and the moon are captured in a low-resolution dance set against the inky void of infinite space beyond them. This is what we’d look like to curious UFOs.
Captured by Juno’s Magnetic Field Investigation cameras, which are used to track faint stars, our planet’s satellite is seen in blurry rotation while the moon orbits far away. Juno was about three times the distance of Earth and the moon.
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